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Wanted murder suspect John Belfield believed to still be in the UK as two more arrested over death of Thomas Campbell

'John Belfield is thought to be a dangerous individual'

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 30th August 2022

Police are continuing to hunt for John Belfield, 28, who is on the critical wanted list following the murder of Thomas Campbell.

Officers have arrested two more people on suspicion of assisting an offender but are urging anyone with information that could lead to Belfield to come forward.

The public have again been warned not to approach the man, who is thought to be a dangerous individual and believed to still be in the UK.

Police want to speak to him after the murder of 38-year-old Thomas, who was found dead at home in Tameside in July.

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Detective Inspector Mark Davis, Senior Investigating Officer in the murder investigation, said: “We continue to work relentlessly, and our work is still very much ongoing to trace Belfield and his associates.

“We have arrested a 59 year old man and a 53 year old woman on suspicion of assisting an offender and I would like to remind people that this is a criminal offence and anyone convicted of this crime faces up to 10 years imprisonment.

“Again, we would like to reiterate that John Belfield is thought to be a dangerous individual and members of the public should call 999 if they see him.

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“Through new lines of enquiry, we strongly believe that Belfield is still in the UK and may be being assisted by someone.

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“We are really appreciative of the information and support we have received from the public so far and encourage anyone who may be able to assist us further to please come forward, information can be given anonymously.”

Thomas Campbell’s body was found by a neighbour at his home on Riverside – it’s believed he was fatally assaulted the night before and died from his injuries.

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GMP have a dedicated online portal for anyone to submit images or video footage to help ongoing inquiries https://mipp.police.uk/operation/06GMP22G12-PO1.

Anyone with information should contact police, on 0161 856 6377, or by using GMP’s LiveChat facility at www.gmp.police.uk or alternatively Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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